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The Shipping News

Not as bad as they said, until you hit the magic realism. Lasse Hallström is safer on the brief establishing scenes, and Newfoundland is refreshingly unfamiliar Both sadsack Kevin Spacey…

Score 2

The Little Shop Of Horrors

The celebrated 1960 black comedy/horror that inspired the hit Broadway musical. Dim-witted flower shop assistant Seymour (Jonathan Haze) develops an intelligent plant who demands and receives human flesh for sustenance.…

Score 3

Vampires—Los Muertos

John Carpenter's 1998 Vampires was a triumph of gonzo monster-mashing with James Woods in full kick-ass mode. The sequel replaces Woods with Jon Bon Jovi, which may explain why Carpenter…

Score 2

About A Boy

The Weitz brother's adaptation of Nick Hornby's bestseller can't help falling into the sugary-sweet Notting Hill trap. Hugh Grant's genuinely impressive as responsibility-free Will, who strikes up an unlikely friendship…

Score 3

Some Kind Of Wonderful

Poor boy chases rich girl in John Hughes' 1987 teen romance. Essentially, the story's gender roles are reversed from his previous hit, Pretty In Pink, but without the fresh conviction.…

Score 3

Rebels With A Cause

Rock luminaries line up for old man Young's legendary annual benefit concerts for severely handicapped children

10cc

Wacky send-up pop cleverly put together by early-'70s Manchester four-piece hailed as 'New Beatles'

Score 3

Dreams Never End

Four CDs of Mancunian magic from New Order's back pages, including cherry-picked album tracks, B-sides, rarities, remixes and live performances

Score 4

David Thomas – Monster

Box set of Pere Ubu frontman's five solo albums, plus bonus live material with Two Pale Boys

Score 4